Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos will be part of a group of honorees receiving Natpe Content First’s 12th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award at a special reception on January 21, 2015, at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach.
Hosted by Craig Ferguson, the event will also honor Linda Bell Blue, Gustavo Cisneros and Adriana Cisneros, Jay Leno and Jonathan Murray.
“We are honored to welcome this year’s Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award recipients to Natpe 2015. Together, our honorees collectively represent the theme of Content Without Borders,” said Natpe President & CEO Rod Perth.
The recipients are being recognized for their passion, leadership, independence and vision in the process of creating compelling content.
Brandon Tartikoff was a television executive, credited with turning around NBC programming by developing hit series that included “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law,” “Law & Order,” “ALF,” “Family Ties,” “The Cosby Show,” “Cheers,” “Seinfeld,” “Miami Vice,” and “The Golden Girls,” to name a few. He passed away in 1997 after a long-running battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
“It is a true testament to the spirit of this award that Brandon’s legacy is celebrated today in such a diversified and distinguished group,” Perth added in his announcement. “Each of them have helped shape the face of media today and their talent will endure well into the future. Natpe is proud to honor their legacies’ at this special annual event.”
Sarandos, who is of Greek descent, has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000. With more than 20 years of experience in home entertainment, he is recognized in the industry as an innovator in film acquisition and distribution.